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Pioneering Applied Scientific Research in Healthcare

For 45 years, ECRI Institute, a nonprofit organization, has been dedicated to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to discover which medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes are best, all to enable you to improve patient care. As pioneers in this science, we pride ourselves in having the unique ability to marry practical experience and uncompromising independence with the thoroughness and objectivity of evidence-based research. 

We are designated an Evidence-Based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and listed as a federal Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Global reach

Our more than 5,000 member and client list includes hospitals, health systems, public and private payers, medical professional liability insurers, U.S. federal and state government agencies, ministries of health, associations, and accrediting agencies worldwide.

How can ECRI Institute enable you to improve your outcomes?

We deliver research, information, and advice in a variety of ways, including:

  • Customized consulting and collaboration
  • Memberships
  • Publications—journals, alerts, resource guides, newsletters
  • Collecting and analyzing patient safety data, and
  • Investigations

How we help our members:

What sets ECRI Institute apart?
We firmly believe that seeking and finding the best ways to improve patient care require two essential factors:

  1. The Discipline of Science
    Only science, rigorously applied and implemented by experienced, disciplined scientists from the clinical, engineering, and research communities, can unearth the broad-scale, systematic approaches to improving patient care.
  2. The Integrity of Independence
    Our conflict-of-interest rules have been carefully developed to create an environment that maximizes objectivity, productivity, and integrity of process. We accept no advertising revenues from any source. Our employees are not permitted to own stock shares in medical device or pharmaceutical firms, and we verify this by examining each employee’s federal income tax return. We go beyond the industry norm to ensure that you receive unbiased guidance.

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ECRI Institute is a 501(c)(3) exempt organization. Certain annual returns and other documents are available for public inspection at its corporate office during normal business hours. Copies are available upon request. For inspection or copies, please contact Dan Downing, vice president for finance, at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5238, or; or Ronni P. Solomon, executive vice president and general counsel, at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5158, or

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